Caramelized pineapple chunks are balanced by fresh ginger for a sweet, but not overly sweet, cake. Serve this light and fluffy dessert at a brunch or potluck., October 2021


Credit: Photography / Antonis Achilleos, Styling / Christine Keely, Ali Ramee

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 50 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 10-inch cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet with cooking spray. Add 2 tablespoons butter; melt over medium heat. Add brown sugar, ginger and salt; stir until completely combined. Remove from heat. Arrange pineapple on top of the butter mixture in an even layer.

  • Whisk eggs, cake mix, buttermilk, oil and the remaining 4 tablespoons melted butter in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture over the pineapple in the pan. Bake until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.

  • Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully invert onto a plate; let cool for 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Find organic cake mix, including brands like Miss Jones Baking Co., Annie's or European Gourmet, at well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
280 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 49mg; sodium 290mg; carbohydrates 42g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 4g; sugars 24g; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 256IU; potassium 47mg.